Meade Memorial High School
1951 – 1955
Donnis Butcher was 6’3” guard who had an unbelievable competitive spirit. His all-around basketball skills created tremendous matchup problems for his opponents. He led his 1955 Meade Memorial team to a 32-0 record before the streak came to an end. That same year, Meade had twice beaten Hazard, the eventual state champions. Donnis was named first team all-state in 1955. Later in his basketball career he became a first team Little All-American at Pikeville College and played and coached in the NBA.